I reserve the right to revoke your ticket up to 24 hrs prior
I reserve the right to kick you out with a 100% refund on the spot if you're a jerk to one of my VCs that I had to use my relationship capital to woo to pay to pitch you... so BE NICE and kiss some VC butt. The food you're eating costs more than what you paid.
Email me your receipt after you come with a link to your tweet (take a pic at the event showing that you were there)
Remember, in this age of 'Moore's law' and "everything is FASTER"...
...if you can not get your ROI for your $ BEFORE you come... you should probably read my articles on "How to Work a Conference". If you don't get your money's worth before the party starts, you should not be coming and maybe you should re-think being an entrepreneur.
See the list of VCs I like HERE - The all-star VC line-up includes:
Roelof Botha (Sequoia)
Manu Kumar (K9)
Tim Chang (Partner Norwest)
Aydin Senkut (Angel Investor)
Tom Ball (Austin Ventures)
Luke Nosek (Founders Fund)
Ken Howery (Founders Fund)
Jon Teo (General Catalyst)
Mark Suster (GRP)
Rob Hayes (First Round)
Ethan Kurzweil (Bessemer)
Joel Yarmon (Draper)
Tim Draper (DFJ)
Jonathan Erbinger (Blue Run Ventures)
Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer (Sierra Ventures)
Eric Engineer (Sevin Rosen Funds)
Rajiv Bala (S3 Ventures)
Dave McClure (500 Startups)
Michael Dearing (Stanford)
Carly Spoljaric** (First Round Capital) She was last year's all-star SXSW VC Panelist
*Where*: Palo Alto Community's College: Email messaged Mon, Jan 10 at 5pm *Co-hosts*: VCs, Associates, VC Admins and ex-VCs *Featured Guests:* Join celeb CEO's and VCs *Co-Hosting Organizations*: Email the party secretary: larry chiang *Media We Love*: Venture Beat, AlwaysON, TechCrunch, Venture Wire, WSJ, All Things D and Venture Beat (we said Venture Beat twice because I like them a lot *Party Secretary*: Larry Chiang* Text me so I can prep you BEFORE. Don't just buy a tix and show up. I need to prep you. Text me at 650-283-8008
* Larry Chiang is also the founder, funder, managing director, and only member of his fanclub on facebook :-)
*How to redundantly RSVP*:
Text message, 650-283-8008, to RSVP. Include your full name, title AND org, email address, FOR example, text message, "Sheila Wisnowski / CEO-founder / Sheila@ProsperAss.com/ #reverseVC".
Genius stuff they don't teach you at B-school: coincide a tweet with your RSVP.
Medium Capacity*. This will sell out
*PRESS*: Tweet at me for a comp code. I am @larrychiang
Drunk VC Panel Real VCs, ex-VCs and Anonymous VCs tell it like it is (No videos, No cameras, No tweeting) Yes this will be EXTREMELY awesome. It is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND as a sequel to the 2:00am VC panel at SXSW.
FRI Jan 6
FIrst Session: Yoga. You can watch or you can do.
Welcome Address from Party Secretary, Larry Chiang.
Networking a party you were not invited to (Entrepreneurs ONLY)
Concurrent Sessions led by 5 VCs and 5 entrepreneurs *Preview sessions HERE *Submit your panel via email or here on this wiki page - http://bit.ly/vc1005w
SAT Jan 7
Applied Entrepreneurship: Lets all learn to promote at a conference. ON the front lines you will learn: How to sell like an effen PRO even if youre an undergrad CS major. How do you speak at a conference to promote your startup. How do you host an afterParty for no money. How do you work an expo booth.
VC Secrets Panel
VIP Dinner (separate ticket may be required if I, larry @LarryChiang dot com, can't sell the sponsorship :-)
SAT Jan 7
#AfterParty Somewhere in Las Vegas*
The last party had a
B - bring
Y - your
O - own
V - venture
C - captialist
Everyone has a VC friend that does not want to fund them. In my case I have about 80 of these 'friends'
HEY, have you heard of a "White Elephant" gift exchange?! It is where you bring a gift you did not want and you pool all the unwanted gifts together. You get to pick one and you go through rounds where people trade, steal, borror, swap gifts. It is fun!
PLOT spoiler: Everyone goes home with a new gift they do not want.
Think of the BYOVC theme as a white elephant exchange for VCs.